Monday, September 12, 2016

"Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio" by Serena B. Miller

About this book:

  “A mysterious outsider casts a long shadow on Ohio's Amish country. Policewoman Rachel Troyer has always looked after her three elderly Amish aunts, proprietors of a farmhouse inn near Sugarcreek, Ohio. The idyllic town is popular with tourists, who come to sample its famous Amish goods. But one thing is clear to Rachel - Joe Matthews is no tourist. When the bearded stranger lands on her aunts' doorstep, begging shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel is suspicious. Will she be able to uncover Joe's secrets despite her aunts' - and her own - growing affection for him?”

Series: The author is currently working on a sequel. :)  {Also created into a highly accurate movie!}

Spiritual Content- Hebrews 13:2&9 at the beginning; Many Prayers; The Lord’s prayer is also said; Many Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Church going; Many Talks about the Amish beliefs & martyrs; Many Talks about God, His will, giving, preachers & bishops; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of Joe’s parents being missionaries; Many mentions of Bibles & scholars; Mentions of God; Mentions of those in the Bible;
           *Note: Mentions of Satan.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘heck’, a ‘sucker’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘screw-up’s, two ‘shut up’s and three ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm; A mention of a curse (Joe says it then apologizes); A mention of an obscene gesture; A Fire (semi-detailed); Pain (semi-detailed); Many mentions of deaths, murders, guns, suicides & robberies (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of police stuff (guns are pointed, serial killers, car wrecks, beatings, & highs, semi-detailed); Mentions of drug dealers, drugs & alcohol; Mentions of drinking, drunks & drunk driving; Mentions of bruises; Mentions of going to the bathroom & bladder control; A few mentions of kidnappings, tattoos, gangs & a pierced tongue; A couple mentions of wine;
           *Notes about animals: An injured horse & shooting it (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a horse’s gas & fresh manure (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of hunting; A mention of an abused dog.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed, two almost semi-detailed kisses and a semi-detailed kiss; Touches & Embraces (semi-detailed); Noticing, Smelling & Blushes (semi-detailed); a ‘hunk’; A abused & pregnant fifteen year old (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of a possible affair; Mentions of kissing; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
           *Note: Mentions of a woman’s perfect body/figure; A mention of a woman’s monthly visitor.

-Rachel Troyer, age 30
-Joe Matthews, age 32
                                        P.O.V. switches between them {Epilogue in Anna’s}
                                                        347 pages

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My personal Rating-
Okay, I really enjoyed this novel! It was really good. There was a great amount of Spiritual Content, but also a mystery with suspense and adds in a sweet romance—with a police officer with Amish roots. Very interesting. I definitely enjoyed “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio”. After reading this novel, I watched the movie and was also highly impressed with that movie. It has to be the best book-to-movie adaption I’ve ever seen.
I loved all the Aunts, but sweet Anna was my favorite and I loved seeing her POV in the epilogue. The author is currently working on a sequel and I look forward to learning more about it! :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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